Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 234,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 488,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 208,628

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Page SUM -446,136

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